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Human Game: Winners And Losers Bonami, Francesco (Editor)/ Frisa, Maria Luisa (E
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How did sports grow from primeval playground games into the worldwide business we kw today? This reflection on athletics and their increasingly central role in contemporary society examines their metamorphosis from purely social activities into disciplines combining techlogy, ecomy, medicine, communication, fashion and art. The increasing spread of sports culture has altered habits and ways of dressing all over the world, marking us all as members of the tribe of athletes (never mind the infighting between Nike and adidas or high-tech and retro factions). This powerful compilation of research, analysis and visuals looks into the influence of sports, sports celebrities and sportswear in fields as varied as film, fashion, art, advertising and architecture. Designed by acclaimed graphic firm Hola, the book is organized under themes such as Speed, Protection, Functioning, Lightness, Sensuality, Resistance, Tradition, Mutation, Unisex and Entertainment. Media phemena considered include Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Mike Tyson and Venus and Serena Williams alongside fashion forces like Nike, Reebok, adidas and Puma, with illustrations of the ways in which garments are transformed and specific trends become cult objects. Their influence on high-end fashion is seen in the work of Giorgio Armani, Prada, Stella McCartney and Lagerfeld for Chanel. And then there is the work of contemporary artists like Matthew Barney, Uri Tzaig, Douglas Gordon, Angela Bulloch and Annika Larson, pieces that both engage with and analyze these trends, approaching sport as a symbolic territory. This look into the connections between athletics and our social, political and cultural life begins to parse the meaning of our culture's biggest obsession.

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PublisherEdizioni Charta Srl
Date of Publication01/08/2006
LanguageEnglish & Italian
SubjectFine Arts / Art History

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Place of PublicationMilano
Country of PublicationItaly
ImprintEdizioni Charta Srl
Content Note585 colour illustrations

Weight757 g
Width235 mm
Height170 mm
Spine28 mm

Title: Human Game: Winners And Losers
Author: Bonami, Francesco (Editor)/ Frisa, Maria Luisa (Editor)/ Tonchi, Stefano (Editor)

Publication Date:Sep-15-2006
Dimensions (inches):5.25 (W) x 8.00 (H) x 1.25 (D)
Subject:Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions

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